Heartwarming stories of rescued farm animals from the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings. Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a ´´turkey bowl´´ just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a 21-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the ´´underfoot family´´, those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways. The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any listener more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008611/bk_adbl_008611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Football is, at heart, such a brutal, harsh game. Only someone who truly loves it and truly writes so very well can somehow make it sound lovely. Rick Telander does. (Frank Deford, National Public Radio, Sports Illustrated, HBO´s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel) More than 30 years ago, acclaimed author and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Telander was drafted out of Northwestern University by a Kansas City Chiefs team filled with future Pro Football Hall of Famers and coached by the legendary Hank Stram. In 2004, Telander found the tattered, spiral-bound journal he kept while in that training camp and, after rereading the entries he kept until being cut from the team, was amazed and moved by the life lessons he took away from that once-in-a-lifetime experience and how they can be applied to people’s lives today. In Like a Rose, Rick Telander reproduces his training-camp journal, following each entry with his views today on how those unique events and the heartbreak of not being able to fulfill his NFL dream helped propel him into a life as one of the country’s most highly respected and well-known sportswriters. Telander, whose other books include Heaven Is a Playground, ranked as the 15th-best sports book of all time by Sports Illustrated, hopes to show how a game some see as being violent can instead offer lessons that people from any walk of life can understand. He also promises to explain the poignancy behind the enigmatic title, Like a Rose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Thomsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008719/bk_adbl_008719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For those who have been there, there is no forgetting the sounds and smells of summer camp: of dusty playing fields, platform tents, and wood cabins; of mist rising off the water at dawn and the sparks of a Sunday night campfire sailing up into a cold night sky. Now Michael D. Eisner shares a deeply personal memoir of his own experiences at one remarkable Vermont summer camp, of the life lessons he learned there and how they helped turned him into the man he is today. Camp is Eisner´s ode to Keewaydin, a summer camp that was already a family tradition when he was a boy and that continues as a tradition today. As he recounts his experiences at Keewaydin, from his own first night away from home to his years as a counselor to an emotionally charged visit back as the father of a new generation of Keewaydin campers, Camp becomes a guide to growing up: learning to rely on yourself as you work in a team, competing to win but finding pride and growth in defeat, discovering the wonder of nature as well as the nature of the men and women who have gone before you. From a Saturday night dance at a nearby girls´ camp to the portrait of Keewaydin´s legendary leader, a strong young man in Eisner´s youth and a proud octogenarian in his children´s time, Michael D. Eisner shares anecdotes that are by turns heartwarming and hilarious, excruciating and tender. He talks about his family´s commitment to helping less advantaged young people share Keewaydin´s wonders, lifelong friendships that were forged there, and how moments from those summers return when he is hard at work in Hollywood or alone with his wife or children. A rare glimpse into the inner life of an American corporate executive, Camp is an important personal chronicle of success: the kind of success that a child can find in a remote corner of the Vermont woods, and never ever leave behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael D. Eisner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000394/bk_time_000394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Training Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He´s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost - but then he meets a very special coach who shares 11 life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive, and might even make him the best of the best. If you want to be your best, Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team, and family team) can achieve it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000383/bk_gdan_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At camp, Arizona is distracted by her amazing horse and doesn´t pay attention to all the riding instructor´s directions. As a result, she missed how to make her horse go in the right direction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001762/bk_hich_001762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy and her pack are back in this sequel to Beth Vrabel´s heartwarming and humorous debut, Pack of Dorks. Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at a weeklong sleepaway summer camp - Camp Paleo: Live Like a Caveman. Like cavemen, they´re going to have to make do without air-conditioning or a heated pool. They´ll learn archery and dig for fossils. And Grandma´s coming, too; she´s taking a job as lunch lady for the camp next door. At the last minute, Sam backs out to go to a gymnastics training camp instead. Lucy wonders why she misses him so much - it´s not like he´s her boyfriend or anything. Why does the word boyfriend make her blush, even when she´s only thinking it? She needs a distraction. Enter Mr. Bosserman, the grouchy camp leader who won´t budge on the caveman aspect of the camp. The old man needs some softening up, and Lucy knows just the person for the job: Grandma. One successful match made, Lucy starts to see potential lovebirds everywhere. And setting up couples keeps her from facing the question tickling the back of her mind: Is she in love with Sam? But when the wrong campers fall for each other, the pack falls apart, all under the watchful eye of a supersecret blogger who´s been writing about the camp´s activities Gossip Girl-style. Even worse? A thief is targeting everyone but Lucy, setting her up to look guilty. Soon Lucy again finds herself alone, left to fix the messes she´s made and face her own feelings. If she fails, the pack may be splintered for good. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse, and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young listeners - books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade listeners, and novels for young adults. Our list includes best sellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment; and m 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027073/bk_adbl_027073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a devastating failed attempt to climb Mt. Everest in 2007 and a brief period of mourning, Dr. Tim Warren became focused on learning the lessons that had been revealed to him while hiking alone for three days down the Khumbu Valley of Nepal to heal his damaged lung tissue in the luxury of oxygen-rich lower altitude. He felt an overpowering desire to return to the mountain the next year and experienced a clear vision of himself at the summit and arriving safely back in base camp. After testing those lessons over the next year-and-a-half, and within an inch of his life, he achieved this goal. Equally importantly, he realized that the lessons learned on the ´´Big E´´ were universal to people seeking to overcome difficulties in life or simply to edge a little closer to their full potential. Lessons from Everest describes seven lessons, each a stepping stone to greater understanding and awareness of the reader´s inner journey to their own Everest with a healthy dose of seat-of-your-pants adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tim Warren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001379/bk_bbca_001379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon, by Rahul Jandial, read by Graham Winton.For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through ´brain rehab´, his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: Boost your memory Control stress and emotions Minimise painUnleash creativity Raise smart kids Reduce the risk of Alzheimer´sUsing a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/002040/bk_pauk_002040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Powerful leadership lessons from a trailblazing female colonel in the U.S. Army. When Jill Morgenthaler arrived at boot camp in 1975 as part of the inaugural class of women in the Army, she was one of 83 female cadets... on a base of 50,000 men. So she knows a thing or two about conquering obstacles. In The Courage to Take Command, Colonel Morgenthaler provides invaluable leadership lessons drawn from her three decades of military service - from her first days in ROTC to combat in some of the world´s most dangerous war zones. Ironically, the military taught her that leadership isn´t about ´´command and control´´. Rather, it requires a fine balance of reason and emotion, distance and familiarity, hard and soft power. Learn how to lead your team to success by: Being true to your vision - but being open to new ideas Tackling obstacles head-on - but using finesse to arrive at solutions Focusing on the mission - while protecting your people Projecting strong leadership presence - but serving every member of your team, especially the weakest and most vulnerable Maintaining team spirit - but refusing to tolerate mediocrity Accepting and embracing your fears - but never letting them control you Always having a plan - but also trusting your gut Expressing a healthy self-confidence - with a side of humility It took both a spine of steel and a smart sense of people for Morgenthaler to get where she did. Now she draws on the wisdom garnered from her experience to help you develop an authentic brand of leadership and succeed at all levels of any organization. The Courage to Take Command provides the strategies and tactics you need to follow through with your leadership vision, inspire your team, and execute your mission - even when the odds may seem overwhelming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000170/bk_graw_000170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.